[Computer-go] Orego rewrite coming soon

uurtamo . uurtamo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 11:13:23 PDT 2014


ground-up rewrite in C would probably give it a stone. just a guess. ;)

s.



On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Urban Hafner <contact at urbanhafner.com>wrote:

> Hey Peter,
>
> I'd love if you would add me (contact at urbanhafner.com) to your list. As
> an aside, I find it amazing that you can do a full rewrite. That's nothing
> I've yet come across in industry ;)
>
> As an aside: If anybody wants to join me in learning the Rust language<http://www.rust-lang.org/>in the context of writing
> (yet another) Go AI<http://bettong.net/2014/04/29/introducting-iomrascalai/>,
> feel free to contact me.
>
> Urban
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:52 AM, Peter Drake <drake at lclark.edu> wrote:
>
>> BACKGROUND: Orego is a well-known, if not terribly strong, Monte Carlo
>> program. It has been used by several researchers, in part because of its
>> (relatively) clear code. Those who prefer to work in Java and/or are new to
>> computer Go find it particularly useful. It is currently playing on KGS in
>> the computer Go room as Orego4, with a rank of 8 kyu.
>>
>> More here:
>>
>> https://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/drake/research/orego
>>
>>
>> I'm planning to do a ground-up rewrite of the Orego code in the next few
>> weeks. This is inspired by a number of factors, including:
>>
>> 1) I'd like to implement progressive widening and some other features of
>> stronger programs.
>> 2) After reading Christensen's "Flexible, Reliable Software" and Bloch's
>> "Effective Java", I have some ideas for improving the architecture (e.g.,
>> more strongly favoring composition over inheritance).
>>
>> I'll ask a couple of questions here, but to avoid overwhelming everyone
>> with technical details most of the discussion will take place on the Orego
>> list. If you're interested in participating (or lurking) in these
>> discussions, email me (drake at lclark.edu) and I can add you to the list.
>>
>> --
>> Peter Drake
>> https://sites.google.com/a/lclark.edu/drake/
>>
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